Pink and Red again, this time with Butterflies

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I don’t think I’ve ever been into a trend as much as this clashing of pink and red that’s everywhere at the moment. I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s because there are so many pieces available, that there’s something in either pink or red to suit everyone’s tastes? This time the combo I’ve gone for is quite subtle. With the jacket on the cardigan is hidden, so the colour clash is only visible when the jacket is being carried. Luckily, it’s been so warm lately that I didn’t really need to wear the jacket at all!  Continue reading “Pink and Red again, this time with Butterflies”

Khaki Hooded Jacket and a Maxi Skirt

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This hooded parka is a new purchase from Chinese retailer Romwe and I love it. I discovered Romwe through Spanish blogger Helena Cueva over at Mi Aventura Con La Moda. As they’re based in China, I really wasn’t sure what to expect, so I didn’t go crazy and purchased 4 items to get a feel for the brand. This coat and my embroidered loafers (featured here) arrived in  just a few days, as I think they were stored and shipped from a European warehouse. I also ordered a handbag and some sunglasses which took a couple of weeks to arrive but turned up in perfect condition. I’ll feature them on the blog soon. Continue reading “Khaki Hooded Jacket and a Maxi Skirt”

Black and White, Ruffles and Denim

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One of the big trends to hit the Spring / Summer collections this year is ruffles. As always, the catwalks showed some of the more extreme options on offer – see Marc Jacobs, Gucci and McQueen, to name but a few. There are quite a few more dramatic options on the high street too, but I’m playing it safe to begin with. This top caught my eye on a lunchtime jaunt to Zara. It’s 100% viscose, and has a really nice weight to it making it super swishy and lovely to wear. The ruffles are enough to make a bit of a statement and join in the trend without having to be too brave with my sartorial choices!  Continue reading “Black and White, Ruffles and Denim”

Grey on Grey – The return of the sleeveless Jacket

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This is the third outing of this sleeveless grey coat on the blog, and I’m sure it won’t be the last! It’s the first time I’ve managed to pair it with items that aren’t maroon, which is a minor achievement in itself. That being said, I’ve shunned colours completely and gone for a grey and black palette for a dreary spring day. Continue reading “Grey on Grey – The return of the sleeveless Jacket”

Another pleated midi skirt

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Since I started blogging, there’s one store that kept popping up on my radar, and it was called & Other Stories. So many of my favourite bloggers would keep linking items from the high street store that looked great. I had a look on their website, but I really wanted to be able to try things on t get an idea of fit. I also only very recently discovered that they are in fact the sister store to H&M, which is one of my favourite budget high street shops. I’m sure you all already know, but a quick look into the history of the H&M informed me that Cos, Weekday, Monki and more are all part of the brand’s family. Every day’s a school day. Continue reading “Another pleated midi skirt”

Spring Trends – Pink and Red

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One of the biggest spring / summer trends doing the rounds at the moment is colour clashing pink and red. Since I started blogging, I’ve become much more aware of trends compared to a few years ago. There are quite a few trends that just aren’t up my street. I’m on the fence about mega ruffles at the moment, for example, and I’ll never be a fan of over-distressed denim. Pink and red together though, well this one I love. Continue reading “Spring Trends – Pink and Red”

Workwear in the Office

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OK, so this is kind of a silly post. It was raining today and I didn’t get a chance to get out of the office to take some pictures, so I took them in the office! I’m not the first person to shoot in this glamorous location though, oh no. If any of you are Will Joseph Cook fans, you may recognise this showbiz office from the “Take Me Dancing” video. I had neither the team nor the time to be quite so creative, so my workwear look here is rather more basic.  Continue reading “Workwear in the Office”

Winter outfit in spring

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The British spring is an incredibly strange season. It’s sunny, it snows, it’s windy, it rains, it’s dry, it’s humid. One day it feels bitterly cold, the next you’re sweltering on public transport and longing for a cool breeze. I’ve got so many ideas for summer styles but the season is just not ready for them yet, so here is today’s winter outfit on a spring day. I bought this jumper on a whim just before Christmas last year. I owned precisely one Christmas style jumper before this. It’s very tasteful, with a grey and white sequinned reindeer design. One Christmas jumper is not enough though, so when I saw this one in the sales in H&M for £10 it was a no brainer. The Fair Isle design is a timeless (albeit wintery) classic, and the black and blue colours go with pretty much everything.

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A Big Jumper and A Small Skirt

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I’m genuinely not sure what was going through my head when I selected this outfit, but I actually really like it. I think the random combination is just on the border of my comfort zone, and lately I’ve been quite pleased with those slightly-more-eccentric outfit choices. The colour palette is still quite simple, which helps keep some level of cohesion. Each aspect of the outfit is quite simple too, it’s together that they’re a bit more bizarre!  Continue reading “A Big Jumper and A Small Skirt”

Tara Starlet Striped Shirt

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I bought this Tara Starlet shirt from my friend last year as it didn’t fit her. Tara Starlet sadly no longer exist, so I think a part of me wanted it to have a little bit of vintage reproduction history more than anything. As a result, it’s sat unworn in my closet for months. I had planned on wearing it tucked into a high waisted skirt, but that didn’t work at all with my body shape. It’s actually quite an odd style. The buttons stop really high up, above my navel. This meant that when I tried to tuck it in, the shirt didn’t keep its shape and widened my waistline massively, which is the last thing I need. The collar is also quite odd. It’s not really a proper collar, but if it’s not turned down at the lapels, it sticks out in a strange sort of funnel. Continue reading “Tara Starlet Striped Shirt”